About the Program

Choose the pace of your education

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Fast facts

  • Available online through all nine Indiana University campuses
  • Use web-based and video technologies that make course distance-accessible
  • Apply once you have completed your two-year/diploma/associate degree in nursing
  • You must hold an unencumbered nursing license in the state in which you are practicing or plan to meet your clinical requirements
  • Match your experience and career goals with a tailored practicum
  • Graduate in 12, 18, or 24 months once you've completed general education requirements
  • Nursing curriculum focused on the needs of working nurses and their employers
  • Learn to apply evidence-based knowledge alongside other adult learners

RN to BSN Degree Completion Option description

The RN to BSN Degree Completion Option program offers RNs who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree a flexible curriculum to meet the current and future health needs of society.  Graduates possess a broad knowledge of nursing, the humanities, and the biological and social sciences. 

After graduation, this knowledge and skills prepare graduates to practice in acute and long-term care, community settings, home care, and nontraditional settings.  Graduates possess the knowledge foundation for leadership positions and graduate study.

The program delivers online classes in condensed eight-week learning modules allowing students to continue working while taking classes and to graduate in 12, 18, or 24 months, after general education requirements are completed. The program builds on courses that students have already completed so that general education may be counted towards program completion credit.

In addition, students may demonstrate previous academic education and work experiences in an e-portfolio for up to six (6) hours of academic credit. Each IU campus has details and instructions for presenting a portfolio.

The clinical learning experiences or practicums are creative, flexible, and meaningful to today’s nurse. They consider the student’s previous learning and career goals to mold an educational experience targeted toward the unique needs of each student.

...to develop professionally

Catherine Soares, alumnus

...open doors to higher levels of leadership

Matt Connor, alumnus